We flew in from San Jose by Nature Air in Tortuguero. Calixto arranged to have someone picked us up by boat from the airstrip to the village. There is also someone who greeted us at the dock and walked us to Icaco. We got there at 6:30 am and they let us checked in. My 14 year old is not used to the heat but the room upstairs on the ocean side is the best. The windows have screens so we just left the windows opened all the time and the breeze would just blow in cooling the room and letting fresh air in. It rained a lot but we loved it because it cools you down and we love the sound of the rain. My son loved the beach so we've gone for a walk a few times. The mini grocery stores are very close and there are restaurants in the area as well. It's close to the dock and pretty much the center of the village. Calixto would help you with getting out of Tortuguero as well
well. He even walked us to the dock when we were leaving. The village is a great way to immerse oneself with the people and the simplicity of life which they have accustomed to. They are very kind people. I've gotten lost or wasn't sure where to turn but I didn't have to ask for directions. They would come up and ask where you're staying and tell you where to go. There are also a couple of guys who sell fresh coconuts, but I've made friends with Henry (Enrique). He speaks English quite well and has a lot of stories to tell. I usually catch him by the beach north of Icaco in the afternoon. Earlier than that, he'd be on the mainstreet. If you want the coconut not just the water, you need to let him know.
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- Located right on the beach with: Free WIFI, hot water, fans, room with satellite TV, hammock ranch, laundry services, telephone & fax services, restaurant services, tour information, secure, and most importantly very clean. ... more less
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